Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with American Comedian Liam Breunle

Liam Breunle
Liam Breunle

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from American stand-up comedian, Liam Breunle.

I came across Liam a few weeks ago on Instagram and when I read his bio I knew I had to get him on the show. Here it is: “Former accounts receivable for the Italian Mafia, Felon, ex-WWF wrestler, Biker…Comedian, What the hell…right?” Now if that doesn’t grab you as interesting then we’re very, very different.

We speak about Liam’s past, how he was a successful wrestler, how that led to him working for the Italian mafia, after a brief stint in prison. We speak about how he was framed for murder by cops and ended up in prison again, this time for more than 4 years and how it nearly killed him.

Liam talks about the trauma he went through as a child, being adopted and victim of child abuse. We speak too about him suffering from PTSD thanks to his times in prison.

We chat then about how Liam got into comedy, how he’s always been an avid reader and a sponge for learning.

We speak about his time with the WWF and we speak too about what American prisons are really like and if how they’re depicted on TV is anything like the reality.

We talk about Liam’s comedy and how he uses his appearance and image to really mess with the audience.

Don’t forget to check out the YouTube channel and you can watch both of us speaking.

Liam Breunle’s Facebook: here

Liam’s Instagram: here

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The Comedy Cast’s Week | 12-5-17

Woah what a week for The Comedy Cast, loads of interviews for future pods, two mighty podcasts and a couple of videos too.

On Monday I put out a podcast with a rising talent of the New York comedy scene, Chris Barnes. We speak about starting a comedy career at the young age of 17, his role with Stand Up NY, one of New York’s longest running comedy clubs and how surreal it is to share the same stage as so many comedy legends. And he tells me a brilliant story about a sleep-talking Frenchman.

On Wednesday I put out my weekly Trailer Trash video; this week I had a look at the new spooky thriller starring Kirsten Dunst, Woodshock, how many wood, shock and wood, wood shock etc…

Also on Wednesday article number three came out for the mighty people over at Headstuff: I wrote an article called Being a Good Immigrant. Check it out here.

On Thurday, I had to honour of interviewing a really great English comedian, Travis Jay. We spoke about silent Tory supporters, growing up in a house of comedy, and his recent Rocky-like comeback in a charity boxing match earlier this year.

And of course on Friday our weekly roundup of what’s gone viral on the internet; this week Theresa May returns (again), Guy Ritchie tells us about vagina, a man shits himself after seeing a shark and a very, very public breakup

 

Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with English Stand-up Comedian Travis Jay

Travis Jay
Travis Jay

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from English stand-up comedian, Travis Jay.

We kick off the interview and we speak about Travis’ heritage and some of the stories his immigrant grandparents told him about coming to Britain from The Caribbean. We speak too about the silent Tory supporters and how social media is a terrible indicator for what’s happening in the real world.

We speak about growing up in a house of comedy. Travis’ mother is none other than Angie Le Mar, so we speak about being the son of a successful comedian and about the moment when he realised that she wasn’t just a mother to him but was in fact, a successful comedian. The conversation then turns to us speaking about what kind of pressures that brought on Travis when he started comedy, both internally and externally.

Travis almost became a professional basketball player before he got into comedy, so we speak about that for a bit. Travis also reveals that while in college he wrote a lot of poetry and kind of stumbled into comedy.

We talk then for a bit about how comedians are always chasing the high in stand-up comedy, how you’re always trying to get that perfect night when everything is funny and the crowd adores you.

We chat about Travis’ first gig, where it was, some of the jokes he remembered and how it went.

Earlier this year Travis took part in a charity boxing match, so we really get into this, what it involved, the training, who the charity was, why he wanted to box and most importantly the actual match. I’m won’t bullshit you folks it was pretty amazing. I’ll add the YouTube footage below and you can see the Rocky parallels for yourselves. I was blown away when I saw it first and it was so cool to speak to Travis about it.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with American Comedian Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from American Stand-up Comedian, Chris Barnes.

We kick off the interview and speak about where Chris is from, Long Island. He’s our second Long Islander is less than a month, which is pretty mad.

We speak about what Chris did in college and how it helps him with his role at Stand Up NY, one of New York’s longest running comedy clubs.

We talk about how and why Chris got into comedy and how he started it all off at the tender age of 17. That lead us on to discuss how even though he was too young to be served a beer in the clubs he was gigging in that the other comics were really supportive of such a young person getting into stand-up.

We chat then about gigging in some legendary comedy clubs in New York and just how surreal it must be to thread the same stage as your comic heroes.

We speak some more about Stand UP NY then, Chris’ role in the club and how he became involved with them.

We get nerdy then on Chris’ writing process and Chris walks me through how he works on his jokes, trying to constantly improve on them and how many times he’ll give a joke before binning it if it’s not getting the laughs he wants.

Chris falls into that dreaded label of being a ‘millennial’ and we have a natter about that and how it seems that they get blamed for just about everything even though it’s not their fault that the older generations have fucked things up so royally for them.

Chris Barnes’ Twitter: here

Chris’ YouTube: here

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Irish Comedian Steve Bennett

Steve Bennett
Steve Bennett

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Irish Comedian, Steve Bennett.

Steve is Irish comedian of the year so we kick off the podcast by speaking about a tour he’d just completed in Australia on the back of that achievement.

Steve hails from Laois in Ireland, so we speak about growing up there for a bit. Take the train through it though, don’t bother stopping he says.

Before getting into comedy Steve was a teacher, so we speak about that and how he got to live in France for a while thanks to it. While there he documented his life with a very funny web series called Hey France on his YouTube channel.

We speak about how and why Steve got into comedy, and popping two cherries on the night of his first gig.

We speak more about being Irish comedian of the year, the competition. What doors have been opened for him and if he feels any pressure thanks to the award.

We speak about how Steve uses music in his act and we get talking about music comedy albums. And we even get a new tune.

Steve Bennett’s website: here

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Australian Comedian Wayne Carter

Wayne Carter
Wayne Carter

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Australian stand-up comedian, Wayne Carter.

We kick off the interview speaking about the glamour of stand-up comedy, baked beans for dinner and spring cleaning.

Wayne comes form a small rural area ins Australia, so we speak growing up there and about how it was the kind of place that had ‘one of everybody’.

Wayne’s family ancestry is Scottish-Jewish. Yes, we joke about it.

Wayne regales me with a romantic tale of passion when he first visited Dublin’s fair city.

We speak about how and why he got into comedy and what he remembers of his first gig.

Wayne wears fetching dressing during his set, but Wayne tells me that straight audience think it’s weird, gay audiences think it’s not outlandish enough.

We speak about Wayne’s variety show; Gay Shit, coz it’s Gay and it’s shit….his words.

We speak more about Wayne’s show and how it tries to straddle both the gay and straight world, how it’s both funny and inclusive for both communities and we talk about what he has in store for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Finally then we speak about Wayne’s comedic influence growing up.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with British Comedian Ola

Ola
Ola

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from British stand-up comedian Ola.

We get straight into things and speak about his YouTube series of videos called Humanise Ola.

We speak about his Nigerian heritage and where his name comes from and how holding onto that heritage is important to him.

We speak about how and why Ola got into comedy and how he used to love downloading comedy when he first got the internet, even though it wasn’t his most downloaded form of entertainment.

We talk about how terrible comedians can be really inspiring.

We spoke about how Ola likes to explore new cultures and his need to learn about new places when he visits them with his stand-up show.

We touch on the topic of race and how when starting out it was both a help and a hindrance being from a minority community.

We speak about a character he used to play Leon Askwith, where the inspiration came from to play an aristocrat with an interest in rap and why more comedians don’t tackle more character roles in their stand-up.

We speak about his reluctance towards social media how it’s all me, me, me, but to be a comic you need to be shameless on it.

We speak about The Sunday Service a comedy night Ola runs every Sunday at The Top Secret Comedy Club in London.

Ola’s Website: here

Ola’s Facebook: here

Ola’s Twitter: here

The Sunday Service at The Top Secret Comedy Club: here

 

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with American Comedian Tim Dillon

Tim Dillon
Tim Dillon

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from American stand-up comedian Tim Dillon.

We begin the interview with Tim educating me about Long Island because I barely know anything about it.

We speak about a few of Tim’s old jobs and we discuss how it’s kind of weird that stand-ups are all really crap at sales jobs, where you’d expect lying to be part of the course.

We get talking about about how crack houses can be a lot of fun when you’re 13 and how he got into drink and drugs.

We have a laugh about the single worst piece of reality TV: Undercover Boss and why it’s such a god-awful piece of shit.

We chat then about about comedy reviewers and how many of them don’t really get Tim’s material, calling him a contrarian when in reality he doesn’t take different sides to stir shit, he just wants to explore different angles when questioning something.

We speak about the whole idea of punching up in comedy….but he puts me in my place saying ‘punch everywhere man, you ever been in a fight?’

Finally then we speak about Tim very successful podcast Tim Dillon is Going to Hell a podcast you really should be listening to.

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Irish Comedian Jonathan Sheehan

Jonathan Sheehan
Jonathan Sheehan

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Irish stand-up comedian Jonathan Sheehan.

We kick off the conversation talking about my recent run in with a South African record producer company, sorry, it was just something I had to get off my chest.

Jonathan hails from Tullamore in Co. Offaly so we chat about the 3 things I know about Tullamore, Irish hiphop, whiskey and a former Irish Taoiseach, or Prime Minister, and he fills me in with more local knowledge

Jonathan used to run comedy nights in the Irish midlands, exotic places such as Mullingar and Birr, so we spoke about everything involved with putting on comedy in provincial towns in Ireland.

We speak about what Jonathan does for a living and how he used to use it for material for his sets. We chat then about how and why Jonathan got into comedy and he speak about a comedy course he took before his first gig.

We have a natter then about why so many Irish people emigrate to Australia and how not going, like most of the parish did, worked out better for him.

Then we get on to his comedic influences and the comedy he watched on television growing up.

We speak then about how he works on his sets and he tells me the greatest Lethal Weapon joke I’ve ever heard.

Finally then we get talking about improv comedy then and Jonathan spills the beans and reveals some secrets not known outside the murky world of improv.

Jonathan Sheehan’s blog: The Cost of a Bad Gig: here

Jonathan’s Twitter: here

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Comedy Podcast | The Comedy Cast with Scottish Comedian Rosco McClelland

Rosco McClelland
Rosco McClelland

Hello and welcome back to The Comedy Cast; today you’ll be hearing from Scottish stand-up comedian Rosco McClelland.

Rosco’s from Scotland but he’d just been touring with some Irish comedians in Australia so we got talking about some of the new Irish slang he’d learned from them.

We both then profess our undying and unwavering love for American pop/punk masters Weezer, really I love that band and I won’t have a bad word said against them.

It seems to me that Scottish comedy is going through a revival, more successful comedians are coming out of Scotland and there are more and more comedy nights all over the country now so I ask Rosco if can he explain this revival and the purple patch Scottish comedy seems to be going through.

Search for Rosco on Youtube and you’ll get a ton of rap battles; so I ask him about hip-hop and we talk about him having been a drummer in a punk band before comedy.

We speak about how and why Rosco got into comedy, and he tells a great story of trying out his first joke on none other than Kevin Bridges.

This doesn’t come up very often but Rosco has an alter-ego character he sometimes gigs as; Rosco McSkeleton, so we had to chat about that, I wanted to dig into the subject and get to know more about the character and why more comedians don’t try playing roles on stage.

Rosco won Scottish Comedy of the Year in 2016, so we speak about the competition and what it’s lead on to since winning.

And finally then we chat about Rosco’s comedic influences and the comedy shows he used to watch on tele growing up.

Rosco McClelland’s Twitter: here

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